AP source: Jackson doc bought anesthetic in Vegas

August 13, 2009 7:11:14 PM PDT
A law enforcement official says the powerful anesthetic that investigators believe killed Michael Jackson came from a Nevada pharmacy raided this week. The official said Thursday that Dr. Conrad Murray bought the anesthetic propofol from Applied Pharmacy Services on May 12 and administered doses from that purchase to Jackson in the hours before his June 25 death.

The official requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities are focused on propofol as a central element in Jackson's death at age 50.

The drug is usually administered by anesthesia professionals in medical settings to render patients unconscious for medical procedures but Jackson had been using it in his home.


Watkins reported from Los Angeles.

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